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Memorable Manitobans: William Lindley “Bill” Whetter (1911-2009)

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Born on a farm at Dand on 26 January 1911, third of four sons of Jacob Clinton Whetter (1884-1925) and Annie Alberta Hodgson (1882-1972), in 1955 he was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Canada. He served at churches in communities around Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northwestern Ontario, including Starbuck United Church and Ferndale United Church. On 3 July 1943, he married Frances Gertrude Dobbyn (1909-2017) at Melita and they had three daughters. He died at Winnipeg on 19 October 2009.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whetter Barn (Municipality of Grassland)

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration [Jacob Clinton Whetter], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 2009.

Obituary [Frances Gertrude Whetter], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 2017.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2022

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